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Beating the Book: Chris Liss Handicaps the Wild Card Round

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Another 8-8 week which was apropos, since I finished at .500 on the year. Once again, it was actually slightly better than it looked given I went 4-1 on my best bets and the one I lost was the Cardinals, a game that could have gone either way. Conversely, I was 1-3 on coin flips.

On the year, I was 32-33-4 on the games I liked best and 9-8 on my weekly best bets in the Staff Picks. I actually thought my record on games I liked was going to be better, but that's because I knew I'd been doing well of late. From Weeks 7-17, it turns out my record was 25-13-2 on those games. From Weeks 1-6? 7-20-2.

It's easy to find some silver lining if you cut your record up enough - maybe I crushed it on Thursday night games, or Monday, or everything except the late afternoon games, so I don't want to overemphasize second-half best bets over everything else. Moreover, I picked Week 7 as the starting point bec

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